BANNEKER HS US HISTORY NEWSLETTER

WELCOME TO MS. MILES & MR . WILLINGHAM'S US HISTORY CLASS!

YOU ARE NOW PART OF AN ELITE GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WILL BECOME US HISTORY SCHOLARS!

THE NEW COURSE COMPLETION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY JULY 15TH @ 11:59 PM. ALL COURSE WORK MUST BE COMPLETED ON OR BEFORE THIS DATE. FULTON VIRTUAL SCHOOL WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT AND YOU WILL NO LONGER HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURSE. THIS COULD LEAD TO A GRADE OF INCOMPLETE! DO NOT JEOPARDIZE YOUR FANTASTIC PROGRESS BY NOT FINISHING STRONG AND COMPLETING THE COURSE.


Congratulations to: Salome Castro! Salome is the first W.History student to complete the course...he is at 100%! Way to go.....I am super proud of his accomplishments!










COURSE POLICIES

☺ Complete all work on time. If you have an emergency, which prevents you from submitting your assignments on time, contact me immediately. Emergencies happen rarely. You will be dropped from the course if you do not keep up with the course schedule.


☺ Don’t procrastinate. You are covering 18 weeks of material in 6 weeks. Therefore set aside 3 hours a day to work in the course!

☺ Print a copy of the Course Content (click Information on left hand tool bar) and place it in an area that you see every day. For example, you may wish to place it beside your computer or on the refrigerator.

☺ Dedicate a specific time to work on your course. Treat it as part of your regular schedule.

☺ Check off each assignment as you turn it in. In this way, you will know what you have completed and what you still need to complete.

☺ Check Announcements daily.

☺ Check your e-mail twice a day.

☺ E-mails should have the subject line filled in with the appropriate assignment or if a problem, appropriately titled so instructors can easily decide priority of which e-mail to handle first!!

☺ Identify yourself and your course on all e-mails—often times your email address doesn’t contain your name so it is hard for me since I don’t get to see you on a daily basis to know which email belongs to my students!


Example: John Doe/ World History B


☺ Make sure to go through your course in order. Do NOT skip around. The course has been created so that you will learn the information in the correct order.

COURSE COMPLETION POLICIES

Fulton Virtual School is a wonderful opportunity for you to achieve a full semester of class credit in only 6 weeks! However, the intensity of the course demands that you follow a strict course completion policy. If you have not completed each portion by the designated due date, you may be dropped from the course according to Fulton County Virtual School Policy.


Completion Benchmarks for Summer 2016

33% complete 6/17, 11:59 pm

50% complete 6/24, 11:59 pm

67% complete 7/1, 11:59 pm

100% complete 7/15, 11:59pm

REMEMBER, INSTRUCTORS DO NOT MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT DROPS.....NOR CAN WE MAKE RECCOMENDATIONS.... THAT IS THE TASK OF THE FULTON VIRTUAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM!

OFFICE HOURS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Guaranteed To Be A Worthwhile Experience!

Do I need internet access at my home? Yes, since the courses are online, you will need internet access to via a home computer, tablet or other device. For students that meet certain criteria and live in an area serviced by Comcast Cable, there is a program that makes internet access and computer ownership more accessible


How much time will be required online, per day? 3 hours per day


Is there tutoring available if I need additional help? Tutoring is available through Tutor.com if you have an Atlanta-Fulton Public Library June 5, 2016 card. Tutor.com provides live online one-on-one tutoring sessions and homework help in academic subjects. The first person to reach out to if you need help is the course instructor.


I can’t login to my account? Student account logins are different from Guardian account logins. Please be sure you are using the correct login designated for the correct account. All FCS students have an account. Student’s username is their FCS ID and password is their network password (default is 8-digit birthday). If you need to reset your student password, click here. If you need to reset your Guardian password, please use the password reset tool in Genius.


Is there a preferred browser in order to access course content and videos?

Yes....Chrome and Firefox are the preferred browsers.

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